Arrested Development

Portia de Rossi possible Carell replacement

Portia de Rossi is another name that has been added to the growing list of potential replacements for Steve Carell on The Office in the US. The Arrested Development actress is said to be in talks with producers.

Skins actor cast in new series

Former Skins actor Joe Dempsie has joined the cast of a new series called Game of Thrones which is adapted from the A Song Of Ice And Fire novels by author George R. R. Martin. Dempsie, who played Chris in the first and second seasons of Skins, joins Lord of the Rings actor Sean Bean and 300’s Lena Headey on the cast.

Carey joins American Idol race

Mariah Carey is eyeing a spot on the judging table of American Idol after negotiations with fellow singer Jennifer Lopez fell through. Carey has previously appeared on the show as a guest mentor back in 2008.

Ricky Gervais developing Chinese Office?

The Office creator and star Ricky Gervais has written on his blog that he is about to start work on a Chinese version of the comedy series. Gervais wrote: “I have some amazing news… We are about to start work on developing a Chinese The Office. How cool is that?”.

COMEDY CENTRAL – Tuesdays from 2 March, 8.30pm

If you thought your family was bad – wait till you meet the Bluths! Chronicling the riches to rags story of George Bluth Snr, his wife Lucille, their children and grandchildren, Arrested Development is the story of a wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. Over the course of it’s 3 seasons Arrested Development was nominated for 38 awards and took home 22 including a golden globe for best actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for Jason Bateman and EMMY’s for outstanding comedy series, outstanding directing of a comedy series and outstanding writing for a comedy series. Credited for revitalising the career of Jason Bateman and introducing the world to Michael Cera and Ali Shawkat, Arrested Development is a true cult favourite made even more popular by the announcement of the Arrested Development film currently in production. Go on, get arrested!

Episodes of Arrested Development are now available to watch for free online at msn.com. All episodes will eventually be online but at this time the first six are only up. Check it out here:

http://arresteddevelopment.msn.com/